Rocking clubs and parties for over a decade now, The Freestylers are still
one of the most exciting names in dance music. They’ve had Top 20 chart hits,
headlined big festivals, sold half a million albums, toured the US supporting
Lenny Kravitz, and were the first electronic act to play fully live on
legendary BBC TV show Top Of The Pops.
Discovering a mutual love of hip-hop and electro, Matt Cantor and AstonHarvey started making tracks together. Aston and Matt, both expert club-rocking DJs, played a multitude of club gigs with an MC in tow, and nestled firmly into the premier league of the flourishing breakbeat scene.
The first record they sampled was old skool electro classic ‘Don’t Stop The Rock’ by Freestyle Express, and the resulting track ‘Drop The Boom’ on Scratch City Records launched them as The Freestylers – the non-genre-specific name with hip-hop connotations fitted them like a glove. Sassy disco-funk tune ‘Push Up’ proved to be another big Freestylers hit!!
Push up video - check it out!
Accompanied by a huge Plump DJs remix, ‘Push up’ reached number two in Australia and was placed at number 3 in Holland, while in Belgium the single peaked at the top of the charts. The Freestylers were pop stars all over again!!
Currently working on their fifth album which by all accounts is shaping up to be their strongest yet, The Freestylers juggernaut is going to continue to rock – hard – for some considerable time to come.
The event kicks off at 9pm Friday 23 April in the Candybar and the main room! The Freestylers will take the stage and perform a killer two-hour set for Academy fans!
- Shifty Business
- Michael O'Rourke
- DJ Bricksta
- Nathan Frost